Someone had better talk some sense into this guy before he bankrupts the city with wrongful arrest lawsuits
In Georgia, there are three "tiers" of police encounters. Encounter, detention, and arrest. You are free to walk away from a police encounter. If the police officer detains you (prevents your movement), that is second tier. The final tier is arrest. Unlawfully elevating an encounter to a second or thir tier event can lead to evidence and charges being dismissed.